VOL. 22  ISSUE NO. 15   |  April 13, 2016

By Linda Bentley | April 13, 2016

Still plenty of time to run for council

CAVE CREEK – In order to run for mayor or council, one must either file a statement of organization for a political action committee or a $500 threshold exemption form before they may circulate nomination petitions.

To appear on the ballot, candidates must collect at least 56 valid signatures to be turned in anytime between May 2 and June 1.

By Linda Bentley | April 13, 2016

Objectors file exceptions after New Jersey ALJ declares Cruz eligible

‘Congress does not have the magical ability to convert Canadian-born Ted Cruz into an American-born Ted Cruz’

TRENTON, N.J. – On Tuesday, New Jersey Administrative Law Judge Jeff Masin declared Sen. Ted Cruz, despite being born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, met the constitutional requirements to be president and could appear on the New Jersey presidential primary ballot.

April 13, 2016

CD1 Poll: Babeu Solidifies Lead in Crowded Field

Immigration, fiscal issues dominate voter concerns

PHOENIX — Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu asserts a strong lead among Republicans in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District according to a poll conducted by leading behavior research polling company, OH Predictive Insights.

In a survey of 387 likely Republican primary voters, 35.7 percent said they would vote to nominate Babeu if the primary were held tomorrow.

April 13, 2016

Former Town of Carefree Mayor David Schwan passes away after battle with ALS

CAREFREE – Former Mayor of the Town of Carefree, David Schwan, passed away on the evening of April 6, 2016, after a difficult battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). After 12 years of serving the Town, Schwan resigned effective February 4, 2015 after immediately receiving the news of his diagnosis of the incurable disease.

April 13, 2016

Superintendent Douglas begins statewide outreach campaign

(Phoenix, Ariz., Mar. 30, 2016) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today completed the first virtual meeting as part of her 2016 statewide outreach campaign targeting parent input about Arizona education with the well-known Arizona parent advocacy group, the Mommy Lobby.

April 13, 2016

Governor Ducey signs House Bill 2154

New law will enhance public safety for all Arizona citizens by closing gap in accurate criminal history records

PHOENIX – The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) applauded Governor Ducey’s signing of House Bill 2154 on March 7 which will enhance public safety by closing a critical gap in accurate criminal history records. “With Governor Ducey’s signature of House Bill 2154, Arizona took an important step towards enhancing public safety by helping to ensure that everyone that is arrested and convicted has an accurate criminal history created for that offense,” said ACJC’s Executive Director John Blackburn, Jr. “We would like to thank House Military Affairs & Public Safety Committee Chairman Sonny Borrelli for introducing and championing this important bill through the legislative process.”

April 13, 2016

Les Peterson announces he will run for Mayor of the Town of Carefree in 2016 Election

Carefree mayor and community leader Les Peterson has declared his candidacy to continue as the mayor of the Town. Les assumed the duties of Mayor in the early spring of 2015, when the previous mayor, David Schwan, resigned due to illness.

“We have made great progress in enhancing downtown Carefree for the enjoyment and utilization of our residents and visitors,” Mayor Peterson said. “We can’t stop now, and the next few years are critical to the Town’s future. Much remains to be accomplished.”

April 13, 2016

Federal, state and county rules support chief deputy’s right to seek public office

PCSO – Recently, there have been inquiries made to the sheriff’s office by members of the news media and public regarding whether or not Chief Deputy Steve Henry is required to resign as second in command of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office to run for Sheriff on the 2016 ballot. The answer to the question is that Steve Henry is allowed to keep his position as Chief Deputy and seek public office. Federal, State and County laws support his right to seek office, as do Pinal County policies and procedures.

April 13, 2016

U.S. Term Limits praises Kelli Ward for signing term limits pledge

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national movement to limit terms for elected officials, today praised Arizona U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward for signing its congressional term limits pledge.

In November of last year, 14 new U.S. Term Limits pledge signers were elected to Congress – including five new U.S. Senators.

April 13, 2016

Young Americans for Liberty launches fight for free speech across 340+ college campuses

Early screening of “Can We Take a Joke?” and activist events

ARLINGTON, Virginia—On Freedom Day, April 13, Young Americans for Liberty launches the Fight for Free Speech campaign, a national movement committed to ending unconstitutional speech codes and combating threats to Free Speech on college and university campuses, by hosting more than 340 coordinated events nationwide.

C.J. Sailor, YAL’s Director of Free Speech said of the program, “College campuses are under threat from authoritarian voices that only look to stomp out ideas and viewpoints. Our Fight for Free Speech campaign is the largest coordinated attempt to combat these threats and encourage the healthy, free flow of ideas.”